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DroboPro Receives VMware Ready™ Certification!

Posted on Oct 23, 2009 in Announcements, News: Computers & Solutions, Drobo

Data Robotics, Inc., the company that is changing the way the world stores and protects digital content, has announced that it has been awarded certification for interoperability with the VMware server virtualization software platform and has advanced as a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program member to "Select" level membership.

Certification of VMware virtual machines' (VMs) ability to operate on Data Robotics' DroboPro storage arrays assures joint customers that the DroboPro solution will easily integrate into their VMware virtualized environment. The DroboPro will also be listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List making easy for IT managers to reference. In addition, the TAP relationship enables Data Robotics to receive VMware technical and marketing support as customers deploy DroboPro storage arrays in VMware environments.

"An increasing number of our SMB customers are leveraging the advantages of a VMware infrastructure," said Dr. Geoff Barall, CEO and founder of Data Robotics. "This relationship means that customers will be able to maximize the benefits of DroboPro's unique combination of reliability, expandability, efficiency and ease-of-use when it comes to storing digital content while ensuring technical compatibility with VMware products."

Customer Benefits of VMware Certification
The VMware certification allows both Data Robotics and VMware to provide mutual customers with the following benefits:

  • Combine scalable, self-managing storage solutions from Data Robotics with products from the world's leading virtualization company
  • Deploy a proven solution that has been extensively tested and will be jointly supported
  • Further reduce capital and operational expenses associated with hardware acquisition and management

Technology Alliance Partner Benefits
As a TAP program member, Data Robotics will be able to take advantage of a number of benefits to better serve joint customers including:

  • A software suite that aids in integration when deploying Data Robotics' products in a virtual environment
  • Access to educational, training, and technical support services to build new skill sets within Data Robotics to create a knowledge base aimed at improving customer service

Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. said, "Getting VMware certification for the DroboPro is a huge win for Data Robotics. VMware is the clear leader in virtualization, and a majority of their customers are SMBs with limited budgets. Every single one of them could benefit from the simplicity and scalability of the DroboPro when addressing storage growth in their VMware environments."

To find out more about how DroboPro eliminates the complexity of adding high-performance storage to your virtual server environment, click here.

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